A '''meme''' ( )
is "an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture".
[[http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meme Meme]. ''Merriam-Webster Dictionary''.]
A meme acts as a unit for carrying culture|cultural
ideas, symbols, or practices that can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena with a mimicked theme. Supporters of the concept regard memes as cultural analogues to gene
s in that they self-replicate, mutate, and respond to Selection (biology)|selective pressures
The word ''meme'' is a shortening (modeled on ''gene'') of ''mimeme'' (from Ancient Greek
''mīmēma'', "imitated thing", from ''mimeisthai'', "to imitate", from ''mimos'', "mime")
[''The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language'': Fourth Edition, 2000]
coined by British...